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Tunnel Mountain Trail

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Address: lower trailhead on St. Julien Road, near the Banff Centre | upper trailhead on Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Great views all round

Whether you want a great view of banff and bow river or you want to do a daily exercise routine this is a great mountain. Less the an hour to the top. Always lots of squirrel in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you want a great view of banff and bow river or you want to do a daily exercise routine this is a great mountain. Less the an hour to the top. Always lots of squirrel in summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and not too strenuous walk to get some Rocky mountain feeling. We were there mid-week and in winter when the trail was snow-covered, so it wasn't too busy. But for sure, during the main holidays you will not be alone up there. Yet still, because it has so many fantastic views over Banff and into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get ready for a great view of the Banff Valley. What I like about Tunnel Mountain is that it isn't over-crowded. Lot's of locals do their routine hike here.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Downside: if you start at the bottom, it is most certainly a steep, switchback step by step trek up. Upside: 100% worth while views at the top. We did this hike in the winter and the trails were packed down. If go in the snow then definitely wear spikes for your shoes, it makes the trail much more enjoyable. Will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The walk to the peak of tunnel mountain is pretty nice and chilled and can fit to all sort of people, you don't have to be in a perfect shape to do that and you will win a breathtaking point of view on the town of Banff and on the Canadian Rockies. beside that the trail is very clear and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a moderate trail - some steep-ish sections, but mostly just like climbing a steep street (you won't need mountaineering boots or poles). Might be a bit much for young families and grandparents. Generally a well maintained path. Views close to the top are breathtaking and you can spend just as long absorbing them as you did climbing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Easy access from town (driving or walking), comfortable and wide trail, a one-hour hike up to the top of the Tunnel Mountain. Great views from the beginning of the trail. Even if you don't have time to go all the way to the top, it is a worthwhile trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The tunnel mountain trail is one of the shortest to do in Banff. Anyone who hadn't hiked before might want to do a few practise ones on there. The hike is steep at times, but doable, especially when you know there isn't long to the top. The view are truly incredible, some good ones before you even reach the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Tunnel Mountain Trail is a great way to discover Banff and it's surroundings. It is not a too demanding hike and it is reachable within minutes from the center of Banff. And from the top of Tunnel Mountain, the panoramic view on the town of Banff, the Bow River and the surrounding mountains is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife, my seven-year-old and I hiked this trail to the top of Tunnel Mountain from just above the Banff Centre. It was a bit more of a hike than we bargained for, but once we started we couldn't stop until we got to the top. There were many people on the trail, some even jogging it. The trail is... More 

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